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Coleg Cambria carry bathtub up Snowdon in aid of WAA

A group could be spotted carrying a bath tub up Snowdown last week, in a unique fundraising challenge.

The level one group from the plumbing department at Coleg Cambria set themselves a grueling fundraising fitness test, carrying a bath tub up Wales’ tallest mountain in aid of Wales Air Ambulance.

13 members from the department set off on May 25, trekking 1,085m carrying a bath to raise donations to fund helicopter missions across Wales.

Coleg Cambria selected Wales Air Ambulance as their charity of the year for 217, raising thousands in charitable donations, with staff taking on challenges and hosting fundraisers.

The plumbing department from the college joined in on the fundraising drive, decided to take on a big challenge to raise funds.

Tom Weston, Coleg Cambria Tutor, said: “Our level one group decided to carry a bath to the summit of Snowdon and back down again in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance charity.

“The group decided on Snowdon, as Wales Air Ambulance has a lot of rescue missions on Snowdon, and they decided to carry a bath as we are plumbers and we wanted to make our challenge a bit harder.”

The group worked together to carry the bath tub up and down Wales’ tallest mountain, in a sponsored challenge to raise donations for the Wales Air Ambulance charity.

Every year, the Welsh helicopter charity needs to raise £6.5million to fund its operations, with each of its missions costing around £1,500.

Coleg Cambria chose WAA as their charity of the year, raising thousands through challenges and fundraisers to help keep the charity’s four helicopters flying.

Anna Evans, WAA Corporate Manager, said: “The support from Coleg Cambria staff has been outstanding, we cannot thank them enough for their kind support.

“The group did amazingly on the day, and their challenge raised a fantastic amount for Wales Air Ambulance.

“Their unique challenge is helping to fund our operations across the country, allowing us to come to the aid of the people of Wales in their hour of need.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the Coleg Cambria Plumbing Department, as their fundraiser will help to save lives.”

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